Sessional Instructor - Department of Biology (Winter 2017)

Competition Number: 
Position Type: 
Sessional Opening
Closing Date: 
Wednesday, November 16, 2016
Date of Posting: 
November 8, 2016
Department of Biology - Faculty of Science
Sessional Instructor
Winter 2017

The Department of Biology at the University of Prince Edward Island has an opening for a Sessional Instructor during the forthcoming Winter 2017 semester to teach the following course, subject to final budgetary approval.  Individuals qualified to teach the following courses are encouraged to apply:

Bio 223 – Introductory Genetics
The principles of genetics are considered in the context of the molecular biology of the gene, with attention to factors affecting gene expression. Topics covered are simple Mendelian inheritance, genes as part of biochemical pathways, inheritance of linked genes, probability and statistics, DNA replication and mutation, chromosomal structure and behaviour, and recombinant DNA. There is a strong emphasis on problem solving.
PREREQUISITE: A combined average of at least 60% in Biology 131-132
Three hours lecture, one hour tutorial a week

Qualifications:  Applicants must hold a M.Sc. or Ph.D. in a field of science/biology related to the respective course content.  Documented experience teaching these courses would be a definite asset.

Preference will be given to qualified candidates with seniority on the UPEI Sessional Roster, and to those with experience in teaching university level courses.

Application Instructions:
Please forward a cover letter, a Curriculum vitae, and the names of two individuals who can provide letters of reference should be emailed to, or by mail to:

Dr. Marva Sweeney-Nixon, Chair
Department of Biology
University of Prince Edward Island
550 University Avenue
Charlottetown, PEI   C1A 4P3

For more information, please email or called Dr. Sweeney (902) 566-0633 or Ms. Sharon Martin (; (902) 566-0301.

In accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, all qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority. UPEI is committed to the principle of equity in employment.

Closing date for applications is November 16, 2016

UPEI encourages all qualified applicants to apply for job openings; however, in keeping with the terms and provisions of the university’s various employment and collective agreements, first priority will be given to internal candidates.
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